(The Gist of PIB) Retired Officers Digital Records Archive (RODRA) [JUNE-2019]
(The Gist of PIB) Retired
Officers Digital Records Archive (RODRA) [JUNE-2019]
Retired Officers Digital Records
Manpower Planning (MP) Directorate, (MP 5 and 6) is responsible for
custody and maintenance of approximately 1.2 Lakh service records of serving
and retired officers of the Indian Army.
However, due to lack of digitisation and non-availability of latest
address and contact details of veterans, connecting with veteran
officers/family pensioners and addressing their grievances was a major
Aim of this initiative
To overcome the same a website Retired Officers Digital Records Archive
(RODRA, https://rodra.gov.in) was launched.
The aim was to establish an interface between the custodian of officers’
Records i.e AG/MP 5 and 6 and veteran officers/Next of Kin (NOK) and to
create a digital data repository in order to address documentation/pension
related grievances and update on relevant policies.
Some of the facilities extended to veterans through website are updation
Registration and tracking of documents/ pension related grievances.
Communicating with veteran officers/ NOK on various issues.
After the launch of RODRA website various types of Pension Payment Order
(PPOs) issued by PCDA (P) from time to time to veterans has now been
discontinued thereby saving of manpower, stationery and postal charges.
The PPOs are now uploaded on the website and veterans are able to
download it from the website.
Monitoring and management of grievances of veterans has been streamlined
thereby improving satisfaction levels.
Automation of the records of serving officers is also in progress.
An application has been developed and is being launched on the internal
Army Portal in Jun 2019.
This would facilitate serving officers to view their service and other
records online as well as interact with AG/MP 5 and 6 on various
Records/documentation related issues.